No News Is Bad News

Recent reports of the closure of the news service Austrailan Associated Press (AAP) is a sad moment in the history of journalism and other news gathering.

Established in 1935, AAP provided breaking news as well as photographs and other soft news filings. It blamed the prevelence of free news services on the internet for its demise.

Whether the free online services are able to replace the quality of AAP and its brethren remains to be seen, but regardless it’s a sad day when a long running quality news service closes down.